Early Origins of the Rowatt family
The surname Rowatt was first found in Somerset
, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy
. They branched north to Scotland
where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.
Early History of the Rowatt family
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Rowatt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.
Early Notables of the Rowatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rowatt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rowatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Rowatt, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1904
- Mary Rowatt, aged 28, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
- John Rowatt, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Truro, England, in 1910
- Annie Rowatt, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Truro, England, in 1910
- William Rowatt, aged 17, who landed in America from Truro, England, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowatt (post 1700)
- Alison Rowatt (b. 1981), Scottish female field hockey midfielder
- Hugh Howard Rowatt (1861-1938), Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, Canada (1931 to 1934)
The Rowatt Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.